40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: Navy targeted Arctic reserve in 1920s
Presidential order establishes expanse of tundra the size of West Virginia as area designated for petroleum exploration
For Petroleum News
By executive order, President Warren G. Harding created the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4 (now National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska), in 1923, setting aside nearly 24 million acres, or about 38,000 square miles of the Arctic Slope of Alaska for future petroleum needs of the U.S. government.
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